The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part IV—Recovery of Coarse Gold From Alluvial Placers
March 2005 by Chris RalphThis last installment in the series will look at methods for finding and recovering coarse gold from alluvial (river and stream) placer environments. Unlike the residual and eluvial placers that we have considered previously, the force of flowing...
While there are many ways to conduct a planted nugget hunt, this article describes one way that several mining associations can get together and sponsor such an event. In this hunt, the Antelope Valley Treasure Hunter Society’s claim in the Randsburg Mining District was used as the huntfield. It was chosen because...
Only the richest ores could be worked and shipped off for processing at a profit. As a result, early mining in the southern part of the Humboldt Range was short-lived. In the 1880s, placers were discovered in Spring Valley and American Valley on the east side of the range...
When we look ahead into 2011, we see continuing troubles such as those listed earlier, which will force the public to question the effectiveness of the entire concept of economic strength and vitality through government interventions. In fact, many of those interventions have been abject failures, and we wonder if or when the public will lose confidence in the entire system.
There are so many, many different types of gold pans on the market that I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look at the world of the simple gold pan.
At long last the time of artificial quiet is over and the quadrennial political "silly season" is getting underway in earnest. The Republicans have just finished their convention in Philadelphia and (at press time) the Democrats are about to descend on LA-LA land.
I am going to break bedrock down a bit and explain my view of the varying scenarios I come across in the field.
While many prospecting or mining operations don’t have sufficient profits to benefit from accelerated write-offs or even the full 100% “bonus” depreciation write-off, other options can be equally rewarding.
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